|Posted on April 23, 2017 at 3:30 PM|
Congratulations to everyone who participated at the Lake of the Woods Judo Championship! All of our competitors brought home medals, namely Dylan (gold), Carolyn (silver), Nicholas (bronze), Avi (gold), Elise (gold), Michael (silver), and sensei Todd (gold & bronze).
Also, special congratulations go to the following for having been promoted in their referee rankings: sensei Pat (Provincial A), sensei Eric (Provincial A), sensei Brian (Provincial B), Tyler (Provincial C), and Elizabeth (Provincial C).
|Posted on April 16, 2017 at 2:40 PM|
Happy Easter everyone! Just a reminder that classes tomorrow are cancelled. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
|Posted on April 12, 2017 at 8:30 PM|
At our dojo, we teach judo techniques according to the ways of the Kodokan Judo Institute. Last week, they've made some small changes to the list of the official techniques. Make sure to check out the details here!
|Posted on April 9, 2017 at 11:40 AM|
The Lake Of The Woods Judo Championships at Kenora is fast approaching! The tournament day is on Saturday, April 22nd at the Beaver Brae Secondary School (1400 9th Street North). The weigh-in schedule is shown below.
Friday 21st. Everyone: 7:00-8:30 PM
Saturday 22nd. U10, U12 & U14: 8:00-9:00 AM // U16 & U18: 8:00-9:30 AM // U21 & Senior (16+): 8:00-11:30AM
A reminder that because of all the fund raising that we've done this year, the dojo pays the tournament's registration fee for everyone from our club! Please let one of the senseis know if you're interested in competing, as they can help arrange transportation and lodging.
|Posted on March 26, 2017 at 6:50 PM|
Congratulations Sensei Eric for receiving the Annual Citizens of Exceptional Achievement Award by the City of Thunder Bay! You truly deserve it for all the time you've committed to teaching judo and contributing to the judo community in this city and across Northwestern Ontario.
Previous recipients of this award from our dojo include Senseis Sven, Pat, and Kevin. Again, congratulations!
|Posted on February 26, 2017 at 4:20 PM|
Congratulations to everyone who competed at the Borderland 2nd Annual Shiai! Everyone performed well, with the following members placing on the podium: Wyatt (1st & 2nd), Ameer (1st), Nicholas (3rd), Avi (2nd), Elizabeth (2nd), and sensei Todd (2nd & 3rd).
A special announcement goes to sensei Pat for receiving the Rush Mitani Award at the tournament. She received it for her 30 years of Judo training and outstanding contribution to the sport in northwestern Ontario. This award is in memory of Rush Mitani who is considered the Father of Judo in northwestern Ontario, and its first presentation was in 1952. Sensei Pat is the first woman to ever receive this prestigious award, and in our eyes absolutely deserve it. Congratulations sensei!
|Posted on February 17, 2017 at 3:30 PM|
We will run regular class hours on Family Day (next Monday). Hope to see you out on the mats!
|Posted on February 7, 2017 at 5:05 PM|
A reminder that the Borderland Judo 2nd Annual Shiai will take place on Saturday, February 25th. The tournament site will be held at the Couchiching Multi-Use Facility on 201 Frog Creek Road, Couchiching First Nation (just outside of Fort Frances). Please let one of the senseis know if you're interested in competing!
|Posted on February 6, 2017 at 10:00 AM|
Congratulations to Avi and Ameer who both competed at Winnipeg's Inner City Open and brought home medals! Avi competed in the U16 -66 kg cateogory and earned a bronze medal, and Ameer competed in the U14 -46 kg category and earned a gold medal. Special thanks to sensei Todd who coached, and to sensei Pat for her support to the team. Congratulations boys!
|Posted on January 17, 2017 at 4:30 PM|
Starting this week, seniors classes on Wednesdays will be extended by 30 minutes, so the new Wednesday schedule is 6:30-8:30. This won't affect the Monday schedule.
Also, the open-mat practices on weekends have moved to Sundays at 12:00-2:00.
If you have any questions or concerns, please let one of the senseis know in class. Thank you!